Australian Greens Hit Out at Country Policy on Sri Lanka

greenGreens leader Christine Milne has accused the government of placing domestic politics ahead of human rights by refusing to boycott the coming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Sri Lanka.

And Amnesty International says the violations there should be more seriously considered when Australia is forming refugee policies.

Its campaign co-ordinator, Ming Yu, said a new Amnesty International report to be released on Tuesday, titledSri Lanka – Assault on Dissent, provided ample evidence that violations were escalating.

”We would encourage the Australian government to properly consider all the credible evidence that exists on this issue and take it into account when making their asylum seeker polices,” Ms Yu said.

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”Amnesty International would like to see Australia and the whole international community insist that if these kinds of human rights abuses continue then the government of Sri Lanka not host CHOGM or be awarded the Commonwealth chair.”

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Greens leader Christine Milne has accused the government of placing domestic politics ahead of human rights by refusing to boycott the coming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Sri Lanka.
And Amnesty International says the violations there should be more seriously considered when Australia is forming refugee policies.
Its campaign co-ordinator, Ming Yu, said a new Amnesty International report to be released on Tuesday, titledSri Lanka – Assault on Dissent, provided ample evidence that violations were escalating.
”We would encourage the Australian government to properly consider all the credible evidence that exists on this issue and take it into account when making their asylum seeker polices,” Ms Yu said.
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”Amnesty International would like to see Australia and the whole international community insist that if these kinds of human rights abuses continue then the government of Sri Lanka not host CHOGM or be awarded the Commonwealth chair.”

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